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lisle

 (līl)
n.
1. A fine, smooth, tightly twisted thread spun from long-staple cotton.
2. Fabric knitted of this thread, used especially for hosiery and underwear.

[After Lisle (Lille), France.]

lisle

(laɪl)
n
(Textiles)
a. a strong fine cotton thread or fabric
b. (as modifier): lisle stockings.
[C19: named after Lisle (now Lille), town in France where this type of thread was originally manufactured]

lisle

(laɪl)

n.
1. a fine, high-twisted and hard-twisted cotton thread, at least two-ply, used for hosiery, gloves, etc.
2. knit goods made of lisle thread.
adj.
3. made of lisle thread.
[1850–55; after Lisle, earlier form of Lille, France, where first made]

Lisle

(lil)

n.
3. former name of Lille.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lisle - a fabric woven with lisle thread
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
2.lisle - a strong tightly twisted cotton thread (usually made of long-staple cotton)
cotton - thread made of cotton fibers
Translations

lisle

[laɪl] Nhilo m de Escocia

lisle

n (also lisle thread)Florgarn nt; lisle stockingsBaumwollstrümpfe pl

lisle

[laɪl]
1. nfilo di Scozia
2. adj (socks) → di filo di Scozia
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The one with red cheeks is called Miss Smith; she attends to the work, and cuts out--for we make our own clothes, our frocks, and pelisses, and everything; the little one with black hair is Miss Scatcherd; she teaches history and grammar, and hears the second class repetitions; and the one who wears a shawl, and has a pocket- handkerchief tied to her side with a yellow ribband, is Madame Pierrot: she comes from Lisle, in France, and teaches French.
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This article will examine a little known but long-standing group, the Lisle Fellowship, that endeavored to open the world to college students and foster international understanding--or "world-mindedness," as the organization's founders called it--ultimately with the goal to contribute to the ideal of world peace.
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